Archive for February, 2017

An Argument

By • Feb 27th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

While I’ve been writing, I’ve been following a broad theme centered on radio criminalization over time. However, I’ve been struggling to find a succinct, one-line argument that sums up the whole project. Fortunately, I participated in the colloquium last week. Having to prepare an oral presentation for my committee made me sit down and think critically…
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Presentation and Potential Detection of Generalization

By • Feb 26th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In my preparation for my honors colloquium presentation, I conducted some analyses which augur relationships I have yet to consider. I mentioned in a previous post my intrigue with people’s differential reactions to the test phase. As I sit and observe participants’ real-time expectancies, I’ve noticed some interesting individual patterns. With the new analyses I ran,…
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Results and Presentations

By • Feb 26th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This past month, I have focused on finishing data collection for the biofilm/toxin competition assay I conducted last month. After processing the rest of my stored colonies, I calculated initial and final relative frequencies of the biofilm-forming strains in the assay and visualized these data graphically. The resulting graphs illustrate clearly that toxin production affects…
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Happy belated Valentine’s Day from your favorite stomach bacteria

By • Feb 18th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

We are now in mid-February and I am still trucking along with many experiments and lots of data collection! An arising theme seems to be the difference between OipA’s role as an adhesin and as a mediator of the host inflammatory response. The effect of changing the gene from phase “off” to “on” and vise versa…
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Outlining is Key

By • Feb 14th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Cheers to finishing my research in December! Now that I concluded that huge portion of my thesis, I put much thought into the format of the project. Initially, my research covered 12 films, but as I outlined I realized this was too ambitious for a 100-page limit. This meant I needed to eliminate some films.…
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Surviving the Transition to Talkies

By • Feb 7th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Oscar Micheaux was the only black director to survive the transition from silent to sound cinema. The primary reason Micheaux triumphed when other black filmmakers did not was his acceptance of financial support from two New York men. Below is a summary of this transition: During his silent film career, Micheaux was a fully independent…
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Catwalk for Molecular Models

By • Feb 6th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Now that I’m back on campus, I’ve been playing with some things in lab but the majority of my work has actually been occurring out of the lab. That is, I’ve been running a program called Gaussian, which is a computation chemistry software I’m using to optimize the structure of my molecules. Wait, what? Basically,…
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Project Summary

By • Feb 5th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Chronology I will start with a brief overview of my project. I started out Spring Semester 2016 with filing my paperwork and submitting an IRB based off of the MANOS IRB but specific to my project. Upon approval, I began talking with my advisor as well as Professor Maliniak, whose Spatial Analysis class alongside MANOS […]

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Math Education: January

By • Feb 5th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This month, I kept up my progress drafting my thesis. I am about two thirds of the way through and I have a good idea of what the final section should look like. My adviser has started looking over what I’ve written and giving critiques. I have been thinking about my project for months and…
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